Posted by Angelica R. Jackson
Birds & Blooms was the first magazine to pay me for my work ten years ago, and now they have a contest that sounds like fun:
"Do you have a funny birding or gardening story to share from your backyard? We want to hear it! Send us your best "backyard blunder," and the winning story will receive $500.
To enter, email your true story (no more than 400 words) to contests(at)birdsandblooms.com. Please put "backyard blunder contest" in the subject line."
Complete rules are here, and $500 will buy a lot of flowers or bird seed! Good luck if you enter!